Our defence this season has been atrocious at times, and this is no secret. While Lampard can be assigned some of the blame for his poor defensive structure, several of the goals we have conceded are based purely on the incompetence of our defenders. Lack of positional awareness coupled with recurring errors has made us … Continue reading Chelsea’s Centre-Back Targets: Statistical Comparison
Could Marseille's powerful ball-playing defender be a solution to Chelsea's defensive disarray? Ameya examines the talented young Croatian Duje Caleta-Car.
On the back of an unconvincing victory at home to Norwich, Chelsea headed to Wembley to face the side they had lost to thrice this season, in the form of Manchester United. The Red Devils coincidentally beat the Canaries in the quarterfinal of the FA Cup to set up the semi-final showdown, while we had … Continue reading Road To Wembley: Semi-Final vs Manchester United
As the full time whistle was blown by Andre Marriner, the scoreboard read Liverpool 5, Chelsea 3. While those in red couldn’t wait to get their hands on the trophy, the ones in blue faced a feeling they weren’t very unfamiliar with. The words “same old, same old” surely rung in the minds of all … Continue reading Same Old, Same Old.
Ahead of Sunday’s crunch match against Manchester United, Ameya guides us through Chelsea’s last five FA Cup Semi Finals The FA Cup is known to be a historic competition by word of mouth, but what many do not know, is the fact that it is the oldest existing football competition in the world. The first … Continue reading FA Cup: The Last 5 Semi-finals
In what has been a topsy-turvy campaign to say the least, several players are guilty of inconsistency. Despite being impeccable in a particular game, they follow that performance with arguably their worst in a Chelsea kit - and manage to top it every time. While that is expected of a youthful squad, certain individuals, who … Continue reading The Goalkeeper Conundrum – Potential Kepa Replacements
Ever since the deals for Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner were announced by the club, the onus now seems to be on improving the defence. The Havertz chatter, however exciting, has made us turn a blind eye to our defensive frailties, and our dire need for a left back and a centre back. While Lampard … Continue reading Scout Report: David Alaba
Before we begin, let’s take a short trip back to Sunday. You wake up, wherever you are in the world, with a wide grin, knowing that it is match day. After 105 long days, the wait was finally over. As usual, an hour prior to kick off, the starting line-ups get announced by the official … Continue reading The Art of Rotation (And Patience)
The left-back position at Chelsea Football Club had been taken care of for a good eight years by a certain Ashley Cole, who is arguably the best in his position in Premier League history. However, following his departure in 2014, Chelsea have been unable to replace him. While it is common knowledge that players of … Continue reading Chelsea’s Failure To Replace Ashley Cole
Andreas Christensen has had a topsy-turvy campaign to say the least. In fact, the same can be said about his entire career at Chelsea. The 24-year-old Dane has made 92 appearances for the club over the years, but has hardly shown any significant improvement considering how highly he was rated, even after his loan spell … Continue reading Player Profile: Andreas Christensen